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Renewable Energy

Critically examine the differences between the types
of electrical energy generation and why it matters
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A hands on workshop relevant to modern living.

Students investigate electrical energy production from renewable and non-renewable resources.
The activities cover a range of topics including wind farms, hydrogen fuel cells, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, how to reduce energy consumption in the home and the difference between ozone depletion and the enhanced greenhouse effect.

Students will develop a better understanding of the different sources of energy and gain insight into current research being undertaken into energy production. This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Awesome - loved the presentation. Plenty of activities for the amount of students. Loved the practical element and being able to apply the theory. 

Northern Beaches Christian School; Renewable Energy science visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
  • Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems (ACSSU155)
  • Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)
  • Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE161)
  • Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)
  • Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)
dynamo electricity generator
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NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations SC4-11PW
  • explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management SC4-13ES
  • explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems SC5-11PW
  • Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity.
  • Students outline recent examples where scientific or technological developments have involved specialist teams from different branches of science, engineering and technology, e.g. low-emissions electricity generation and reduction in atmospheric pollution.

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science workshop experiments

Hand generators Create a buzz with different dynamos
Hydrogen fuel cells  Split water, join water, split water, join water
Hydropower Harness the kinetic energy of moving water.
Lights & lux meters Which light wastes more electrical energy?
Measure that motor! How much greenhouse gas is produced by cars?
Ozone depletion Make a phosphorescent screen glow with UV light
Radiometer Energy in the palm of your hand. How does it work?
Shower time Are all shower roses the same?
Storing Energy Can you guess which car will win the race?
Solar Power Convert light energy into kinetic energy with these solar toys.
The greenhouse effect Do we really need it?  Is it getting hot in here?
Wind turbine Windy days can blow you away!

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.
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  • Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 12 tables. Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes


  • $360 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $450 for a 90-minute workshop.
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $450 inc. GST per day.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your high school.
We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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